Although Kellogg began life as a town because of the mining industry it has become a resort area. While there are several working mines in the area it is now more concerned with entertaining visitors. There is a tour of a gold mine, shops, restaurants, hotels, golf courses and a water park to provide visitors with a fun vacation. The Silver Mountain Resort is a year round resort that offers families a great time.
The Silver Mountain Resort offers a new indoor waterpark which is open daily for surfing or just splashing around in the water. Morning Star Lodge is nearby the facility and their guests can use the waterpark as part of their accommodations. Other aspects of fun that the Silver Mountain Resort offers are hiking, biking, gondola rides, and live music. In winter the Silver Mountain Resort is home to skiing, tubing, and snowboarding.
Gondola rides run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the summer. The hours are from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Fridays, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays and 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays. On Fridays there is a Ride & Dine BBQ prepared at the Mountain Haus Grill at the top of the mountain.
There is a surf camp held during the summer at Silver Mountain Resort. It is a three day camp for children ages six to twelve. Information about the camp can be provided online or by phone.
The resort has hosted a Brewfest with microbrew tasting and live musical performances by many different artists.
The Morning Star Lodge offers package deals for guests that stay at the lodge. They can stay and play at the water park. It includes two days and a one night stay for forty five dollars per person.
In winter the Silver Mountain Resort has seventy three trails to enjoy. They have night skiing available as well. Because of the location of the resort there are miles of Nordic trails for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and skate skiing. They have Snow cats that can take guests off terrain that is accessible only by using this means of transportation.
Other activities near the Silver Mountain Resort include river tubing and white water rafting, mine tours, dining, museums, shopping, golfing, and ATV adventures. Guests can also participate in bowling or a more sedentary activity of watching a movie.
Galena Ridge is the mountain top golf course that is being built. It will feature 6,900 yards and eighteen holes with a par 71 layout. For golfers that can't wait for the mountain top golf course to open they can play at the two lower elevation courses that are open.
Dining at the Silver Mountain Resort will give the area's guests plenty of options. Noah's Canteen is open daily for lunch and dinner. It is located in the Gondola Village. The Lunch Bucket serves fast food items like burgers, pizza, wraps and salads and is inside the water park. Trestles, Mountain Caf‚, Wildcat Pizza, Mogul's Lounge and Alpenrose and the Mountain Haus Grill are located either at the mountain top, Silver Rapids Waterpark or the Gondola Village.
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